Displaying close to 15,000 pieces spanning many eras and fields of interest, the National Museum of Korea is a well stocked museum that provides something interesting for everyone. The sculpture gallery houses Buddhist art, metal art, Buncheong ware and also Porcelain artworks. The Asian gallery is quite fascinating too, with its oriental artworks from China, Japan and Central Asia. In the Calligraphy and painting gallery, visitors will encounter woodworks, Buddhist paintings and many other beautiful creations. There is also a prehistoric and ancient history gallery that has objects from the Paleolithic age, the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age. For a true enthusiast, this museum is like a wonderland that not only educates but fascinates too. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seoul Itinerary 5 Days.
- Special Services: Wheelchair ramp, parking spaces, restrooms, free wheelchair rental service (10 available), elevator
- Sign-language interpretation service available, as well as video & audio guide rental.
- Parking available, Fee applicable.
- Foreign Language Interpretation services available.
- Free admission: Permanent Exhibition, Children's Museum, Free Planned Exhibition
- Children's Museum: Information desk at the museum entrance
- Ticket purchase is available at the ticket booth in front of Planned Exhibition Hall. Visitors should present their admission ticket to enter paid special exhibitions.
- Closed on Mondays (except Holiday Mondays).
- During weeks with a Holiday Monday, the museum will be closed on the first non-holiday weekday.
- Timings for Children’s museum : Refer to official website
- Nearest subway: Ichon, Seobinggo
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People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Museum Of Korea
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This is the best organized museum I've ever been to. A thorough walk through should take you to more than 3 hours. After my visit to this museum I left with a sense of the cultural history of the Korean people; including how Chinese and Japanese culture relates to the development of the Korean people. One of my favorite museum experiences. If you care to develop a deeper understanding of Korea this museum is not to be missed.
As someone with very little knowledge of Korean history it was a great experience to visit this museum and see Korea's development from its earliest history. There is also a lot of interesting art from around East Asia, including impressive Buddhist arts and statues. There are tours in many languages and a lot of information in English if you're a tourist. However be aware that food around the museum is expensive.
Really cool place. Pretty large building 3 or 4 floors of exhibits. Also had beautful grounds. A big lake, flowers and trails. Might take a full day or two days to see everything.
It's a great museum. If you want to see many historical things, make sure to come. Audio Guide. Admission is free. Some exhibits are charged. But it's worth paying.
Very educational place with a vast array of exhibits to help understand Korean history. They have excellent translation apps and allow non flash photography. The scale of the building is huge, allow several hours to enjoy the museum properly. To top it off, there is a great view from the entrance